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Bellfield x Friends of the Earth FAQs

Who are Friends of the Earth?

    Friends of the Earth stands with anyone who cares about the world we live in, whether you’re a first time supporter or a seasoned campaigner. They push for change on causes that matter to you:

    • Protecting your home and local environment.
    • Promoting safe and healthy food and water everywhere.
    • Supporting alternative energy solutions that can change the world for the better for everyone.

    What inspired your collection and designs?

      We feel it’s our duty as a small independent brand to make a difference whilst we can to help change the way in which we produce our products. This is why we’ve teamed up with Friends of the Earth. We've created a collection of t-shirts to highlight several environmental issues that require change. And now.

      The t-shirt designs were heavily inspired by previous campaigns that have been driven by Friends of the Earth, along with other global warming issues, such as:

      • Plastic fibres finding their way into the seas
      • The slowly decreasing population and possible extinction of bees which could greatly impact crops production
      • The mass amounts of genetically-modified cotton, the thousands of litres of water water & solvent-based inks that go into use whilst producing fast fashion garments
      • The need for change to sustain our planet for future generations
      • The realisation that the earth needs more friends

      Go and check out the collection for yourself by clicking here.

      How much money are you donating and where does my money go?

      We will be donating 10% of our sales from this collection to Friends of the Earth. Still don't believe us? Check out their official Instagram page featuring Bellfield.

      Will you be collaborating and creating another eco-friendly collection with Friends of the Earth in the future?

      For us, environmentalism is an issue that we've grown to become more aware of. Our ranges are set to grow ever-more sustainable. Whilst this collaboration represents our first steps, we hope to partner with Friends of the Earth for years to come and help to raise as much money as possible for such a fantastic charity. Are you in?

      What is Bellfield Clothing doing to minimise its environmental impact?

      The fashion industry is the world's second largest polluter...behind only the oil industry. We want to make fashion that minimises this. We're not saying we're perfect, but this is our starting point. We've promised to use 100% organic cottons on all sweats & jerseys and include garments made from recycled materials, all by Summer 2020. There's a long road ahead, but we're willing to walk it. Care to join us?

      Why do you think that your brand will have such an impact on changes in people’s behaviour? 

      We know that we're a tiny cog in a huge machine and we can't change the world; but we can spark the conversation. We're simply raising awareness. Did you know that it takes 20,000 litres of water to manufacture 1 t-shirt & 1 pair of jeans? Now that we've got your attention, our question to you is "What steps will you take to protect the environment?

      I’ve received my order in a plastic mailing bag, aren’t you campaigning against the use of plastic in the fashion industry?

      We have used 100% recycled materials to create our mailing bags, and these are recyclable themselves. Please do not dispose of them, our landfills are already overflowing. Recycle them or re-use them...we even wrote it on the mailing bag!

      How do I know that you’ll actually plant a bee-friendly seed for every t-shirt purchased? Are these organic seeds that are pesticide free?

      We realise that there will be cynicism around this campaign. I mean come on...we're British after all! But when we say that we care, we really mean it. We'll be releasing video content of with the journey of our bee-friendly plants, so make sure to follow our official Instagram page to keep up-to-date!

      We'll be working with Friends of the Earth to ensure that our seeds are pesticide free, and grown in optimum conditions to maintain as much bee-life as possible.

      How do I take care of my Bellfield X Friends of the Earth garments?

      You can take care of your Bellfield garments just like any other item of clothing inside your wardrobe. Wash it inside-out on a low temperature (no more than 30 degrees) to allow the product to breath better. Let your item dry naturally and iron inside-out so that the print doesn’t get affected by the heat of the iron.

      How long will my item take to arrive?

      Crikey...what a non-eco friendly question!

      If you order was placed before 1pm during our working week (Monday – Friday) we will process your order the same day. Any orders placed after 1pm will be processed the following day. Royal Mail 24-Hour shipping should arrive to you within 1-2 working days. Royal Mail 48-Hour shipping takes around 2-3 working days. International orders take around 2-5 working days depending on the delivery location. We hope you understand that any delays to these time frames are outside of our control.

      We know that our couriers are not as green as they could be, but this is a work in progress. But if you want to help save the planet - have your parcel dropped to your local locker using our InPost service and walk or cycle to collect it. Take your first steps into eco-friendliness with us and #DoLessHarm with #BellfieldOrganics.

       

      VIEW OUR BELLFIELD X FRIENDS OF THE EARTH COLLECTION HERE